It’s almost August and little by little the limited edition make-up collections are on their way! It’s so funny that a couple of weeks ago, we were enjoying the Greek sea and sun and now I’m reviewing an autumn collection. I’m sure those of you living in warm climates haven’t even thought about autumn yet, right? In any case, the fashion and make-up industry move fast, and as such, here goes the brand new Dior Metallics Collection for Fall 2017. It’s one of the first autumn launches now available in the UK.
Dior Metallics is a rather extensive collection that consists of two eyeshadow quads, six long wear cream eyeshadows, six brand new lipsticks, two contouring sticks, three brow mascaras and three Dior Vernis. There is everything for everyone in terms of shades – from pinks to beiges to plums and deep purples! And as the name suggests, it’s all in line with current trends for metallic finish, although most of the lipsticks are matte.
I have to be honest. Much as I love Dior, I found this collection to be so extensive that it lacked focus… However, this meant I was able to find a couple of things I loved and you’re likely to also find something you’ll like too. It’s just I’d rather there was a bit less offering and more focus. Putting this personal preference aside, there’s quite a lot of innovation in this collection, especially for Dior. And as is the case with large collections, there are both hits and misses.
Starting with the eyes, there are two 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palettes: Fascinate and Hypnotize. The former leans green and the latter gold-bronze. I thought I was going to love Hypnotize as these are the sorts of warm colours I look for, but I changed my mind after swatching both palettes.
Not sure why these two palettes wouldn’t show on me… I tried to build them up, but they lacked pigmentation. I have to say that I used to *LOVE* the formula of Dior eyeshadows but I’m unsure about their recent launches. Evidently, I didn’t purchase any of the palettes and cannot recommend.
Much as the powder shadows didn’t deliver for me, I kind of liked the idea of the Dior Metalizer, a limited edition set of eyes and lips cream shadows with a metallic finish. These claim to be super long-wear; they don’t transfer or crease.
From left to right we have: Platine Fusion, Bronze Fusion, Copper Power, Silver Shock, Green Magnet and Plum Reflexion. Ladies, these are *worth* your attention. I purchased Bronze Fusion and next pay day, I’m going back to get Copper Power. These longer cream shadows just deliver. They are super pigmented ( a little goes a long way!), super blendable, but once they set they last all day (6 hours with no creasing on me). They don’t require a primer; in fact they can be used as one with excellent results. The finish is luminous metallic but not glittery.
I love Bronze Fusion; it’s a brown grey and a shade that makes my eyes pop and I’m sure will look fantastic with all eye colours. I haven’t tried Bronze Fusion on my lips long enough, but colour-wise it works ok as a lipstick. It did feel somewhat drying though on my lips (already quite dry anyway).
I have to admit I skipped all cheek products as I rarely contour or sculpt. Still, if you need a creamy dual ended stick, Dior has a couple of different offerings: a bronze-champaign (contour/bronze and highlight) option and a peach-champaign (blush and highlight) option. These are super portable and handy to have in your bag and you can check them out here.
Moving onto the lips, this is a Metallics collection but five out of the six limited edition shades are matte (why, oh why!). I have a few matte lipsticks in my collection and many of them I love, but I’m a girl with dry lips so I when I noticed that I don’t reach out for my matte lipsticks as much as I do for my creamy ones, I promised myself I wouldn’t purchase any more matte lippies.
From left to right we have: Sensual Matte, Hypnotic Matte, Eccentric, 781 and 999 Metallic. 999? Yay! That’s my favourite red ever… Dior’s 999. I skipped the matte version last year but I had to get the metallic one and I love it. Although I still prefer my classic, creamy 999, this one is almost more luminous and equally long lasting on my lips. I love this shade and have started wearing it already as it’s great with my tan. Do check it out if you like a good quality metallic red :)! I also liked Eccentric but a bit too dark for my tanned skin these days.
Here is me wearing Dior’s Metalizer in Bronze Fusion and Metallic lipstick in 999.
What are your thoughts on this collection? You can check it out online here. In the UK, it’s also available at all Dior counters. All items are limited edition till November 2017 when the Holiday collection will launch, I suspect!
Do you like Metallics? Will you check out this collection by Dior?
Hope you have a great start of the week my dears and I’ll speak to you soon!